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Legal update

5 April 2018 Innovative ways to extract value from your school site

In these challenging times, our expert property team have been looking at different ways to extract value from your school sites and create new ways for you to generate income, whilst minimising risk and making your life easier.

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8 February 2018 Diverting and closing existing rights of way

Many school sites have public rights of way crossing the land or adjacent to it and these can cause safeguarding issues, threaten security, or present problems if the school is to be redeveloped.

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8 February 2018 Boundaries ownership and disputes

Queries about boundaries on school sites generally only come to light when there is a problem.

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18 January 2018 Issues to consider if you are affected by the collapse of Carillion

For those who may be affected by the collapse of Carillion here are some issues which should be considered.

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17 January 2018 Easements and rights of way

You may be approached by a neighbour who would like to have a right over your land for the benefit of their own land.

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12 January 2018 Building regulations

The function of building regulations is principally to ensure the health and safety of people in and around buildings.

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12 January 2018 Academy convertors and your obligations under the model lease

The DfE model lease transfers responsibility for the school site (or playing fields where the school buildings are occupied under a supplemental agreement) to the academy trust.

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3 January 2018 Working with commercial sports providers to create value on your school site

There are a number of commercial sports providers whose business model involves setting up facilities at school sites and then charging the public for their use.

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3 January 2018 Generating income - installing telecommunication masts on school sites

Many schools and academies seek to generate income from their sites by agreeing to the installation of telecommunication masts on their sites, often located on rooftops but also on open land.

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3 January 2018 Generating income - installing electricity substations on school grounds

Schools and academies are often approached by electricity companies to allow the installation of a substation within their grounds.

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